Advancing the status of women through financial support in the final phase of their doctoral programs.
Applicants Wanted
on September 18th, 2023
Founder Region Fellowship is a non-profit organization that advances the Soroptimist mission by awarding grants to outstanding women in the final phase of their doctoral program within Founder Region. Fellowship recognizes the value of empowering highly motivated women engaged in academic research in fields such as: science, technology, education, the climate, women's health and all things affecti...  Read More
2023 Conference Recap
on May 30th, 2023
Founder Region Fellowship kicked off the 2023 Conference with the Fellows Reception followed by the Awards Dinner and Gala where we awarded 10 outstanding women with a record $10,075 each to commemorate our 75 Year Diamond Jubilee Anniversary.  To date, Founder Region Fellowship has provided 363 women with a little over 1.7 million dollars in funding to help them achieve their doctoral degrees. TH...  Read More
SI Pin Brooch Auction
on April 5th, 2023
The SI Pin Brooch Auction is an opportunity for you to purchase these beautiful decorative pins and support Fellowship's fundraising efforts. The auction is OPEN NOW and closes on April 15. "Buy it Now" options available at $75.  All purchases of $75 or more count toward the "75 Year Diamond Jubilee Campaign" and get you entered into a Fellow drawing at conference. There will be more smaller pins ...  Read More
Fellowship Fun Run/Walk
on March 19th, 2023
Please join us in participating in the 2023 Virtual Fun Run/Walk for Fellowship.  Become a sponsor for $250 and have your business spotlighted on the Race Roster event page oand on the Fellowship website. Contact President Kris to reserve your sponsorship. Team up with your club members to run/walk and have some fun while supporting Founder Region's identifying project. See event page for all the ...  Read More
Become a Sponsor
on March 6th, 2023
Invitation to SPONSOR our annual Fellow Reception, Awards Gala or fund a Fellowship Grant at our 2023 Founder Region Conference in May.Founder Region Fellowship, Inc. invites you - Soroptimist Clubs, Soroptimist members and businesses in our communities - to become a SPONSOR of Founder Region Fellowship. Our vision is to improve the lives of women and girls locally and globally by awarding fellows...  Read More
Fun for Fellowship
on January 7th, 2023
Happy New Year Founder Region!As we begin a new year, we hope you will plan something special to celebrate Fellowship in February. Next month is designated as “Fun for Fellowship” month to raise awareness and educate our members about Founder Region's Identifying Project.We have several ways you can have fun and participate in Fellowship activities in February.Plan now to invite your Fellowship Di...  Read More
Happy Holidays!
on December 5th, 2022
Happy Holidays!Even though #Giving Tuesday officially occurred in November, your philanthropic giving can continue throughout this holiday season.  Please consider donating to Founder Region Fellowship's  "75 Year Diamond Jubilee Fundraising Campaign".  See campaign details here.Fellowship is unique to Founder Region and has been empowering highly educated women for 75 years. Fellowship recognizes...  Read More
District Meeting Recap
on November 1st, 2022
Thank you to all our clubs for supporting the Fellowship Fundraiser and our merchandise sales at the District Meetings last month. Fellowship is almost completely supported by our members and we could not help women in the final phase of their doctoral programs without you. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT! District I & II members raised enough funds to draw 6 Fellows. Congratulations to new Fellows...  Read More
75 Year Diamond Jubilee Fundraising Campaign Launched
on October 30th, 2022
We have a big audacious fundraising goal this year - $75,000! With just a little more effort on our part, I know we can make this goal. In honor of our 75 Year Diamond Jubilee Anniversary, we are holding a special fundraising campaign to commemorate this achievement. "75 Year Diamond Jubilee Fundraising Campaign" details:We are soliciting all Fellows to make a one-time donation of $75 (or more).  ...  Read More
District Meeting Raffle/Sales
on September 4th, 2022
We look forward to seeing everyone at District Meetings this October. This meeting is a major fundraiser for Fellowship. This year’s theme is Bee the Dream through Education! Here is the procedure for this year’s raffle. We will be selling raffle numbers again this year, not tickets. Your Fellowship Directors will be sending each club a log of numbers to sell to club members, family, and friends....  Read More
New Fellowship Website
on September 4th, 2022
If you haven’t seen the new Fellowship website, you should really take of look! Check out some of the new features on this site: College page—see what eligible institutions are in Founder Region and what doctoral programs they offer.  Fellows page—find out who is a Fellow in your club listed by district. Past Winners page—see Fellowship recipients from past conferences. They are quite impressiv...  Read More
In the news!
on July 4th, 2022
The University of Hawaii at Manoa has published a wonderful article about the Fellowship program and their/our four 2021 Fellowship award-winning students. This article summarizes why the Fellowship Board and our members do what we do in support of this program.  2021 awardees from left, Ashley McGuigan, Erica Molnar-Bufanda, Kendra Nip and Caitlin WilliamsA doctoral fellowship presented to studen...  Read More